When Brett Gardner isn’t on the field with his New York Yankees teammates in London, he’ll be searching the UK for medieval architecture.
Brett Gardner is taking advantage of the New York Yankees London trip by becoming a full-on tourist. The 35-year-old outfielder told reporters that his travel plans revolve around finding a castle with his children, according to one Twitter user:
I need you all to see this important quote in the Metro from Brett Gardner pic.twitter.com/6K8hfB2m0u
— ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ arbys (@Danno2430) June 29, 2019
The Bombers traveled across the pond for a two-game MLB showcase against their hated rivals, the Boston Red Sox. The teams will do battle at London’s Olympic Stadium; New York will look to pad their nine-game lead over the third-place Red Sox in the American League East.
Luckily for Gardner, the Tower of London—one of the most famous castles in the world—is only about a 30-minute drive from Olympic Stadium, per Google Maps. He can conveniently cross that sight off his list on the way to work.
According to MLB.com, Gardner will start in left field and bat ninth in the first game. The lefty-swinger is slashing .231/.313/.431 with 11 home runs and 32 RBI in 2019.
In all likelihood, Giancarlo Stanton would have been the starter in left; however, the slugger landed on the IL after spraining his right knee in a Jun. 25 contest against the Toronto Blue Jays.
That means Gardner best not get lost on his castle quest. The Yanks need him to hold down the fort in left field to help bury Boston on foreign soil.
Game 1 is set for Saturday at 1:10 p.m. ET (6:10 p.m. London time). The Sunday matchup has a funky 10:10 a.m. ET start time, so fans in the US can experience baseball during breakfast or brunch.[membership level="0"]